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In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we covered the removal of legacy blue ticks from verified users. I was one of them, so was my host Tim. I never thought of the Blue Tick as a status symbol. It just proved it was me. There was a great example of a crude, fake Disney Account that got verified with a Gold business tick. The person who set it upon could not believe it was approved. It didn’t last long when the news spread and Twitter cancelled the account.

This is a big moment for Twitter and yes, it needs to make money, but we need to know who people are through a proper verification process.

NEW IOT SECURITY REPORT FINDS SMART TVS ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO ATTACK

The BitDefender & NETGEAR 2023 IoT Security Landscape Report is a wakeup call.

  • Smart TVs (at 52%) are most vulnerable to attack followed by Smart Plugs (13%) and Routers (9%)
  • Denial-of-Service (DOS) is the most common attack and most attacks rely on known CVEs that have been weaponised and included in automated toolkits
  • Australian homes have an average of 20 connected devices, the US 46, Europe 25. Based on US stats home networks are attacked 8 times per day

While smart TVs account for only 5.4% of the devices connected to networks protected by Bitdefender security solutions, they are responsible for 52% of all identified vulnerabilities. When such a small fraction of devices generate so much trouble, it becomes clear that the TV manufacturers have not prepared as they should for the wave of possible problems.

Smart plugs are the second type of devices that have become increasingly unsafe. It’s easy to see why people might not consider them intelligent. In many cases, consumers connect them to networks and never recheck them, let alone perform updates to cover any potential vulnerabilities discovered in the meantime. There are less numerous than TVs, but they also account for 13% of all identified vulnerabilities.

Read more about the report here.

OPPO’S FIND N2 FLIP JUST GOT SMARTER

The OPPO Find N2 Flip has just received a local rollout of a major software update. The further enhances the functionality of cover display which is massive compared to the competition.  

The new Spotify Widget, jointly developed by OPPO and Spotify exclusively for the Find N2 Flip, maximises the utility of the largest cover screen of any flip phone. Users can enjoy full play control, the Heart button and content recommendations without unfolding their device.

A custom-built Speech-to-Text quick reply feature is also included, accessible through the cover screen when users receive a message. All apps that enable quick reply will support Speech-to-Text, including WhatsApp, Messenger, Messages by Google, Telegram and LINE. 

It signals OPPO’s four-year commitment to major device improvements. 

DJI MAVIC 3 PRO THREE CAMERA SYSTEM IS A GAMER CHANGER

The new DJI Mavic 3 Pro/Pro Cine have a three camera system – with two telephoto lens. It’s a game changer. You can shoot from longer distances without disturbing the subject. DJI has added a triple camera system to the Mavic Pro that unlocks the long lens compression look many of us are looking for in a travel friendly prosumer/professional drone. 

The 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera combines with an upgraded 166mm tele camera (7x zoom) and an all-new 70mm f/2.8 medium tele camera. (3x zoom)

Hasselblad Camera: 4/3 CMOS, Effective Pixels: 20 MP
Medium Tele Camera: 1/1.3-inch CMOS, Effective Pixels: 48 MP
Tele Camera: 1/2-inch CMOS, Effective Pixels: 12 MP

The Mavic 3 Pro allows up to 43 minutes of flight time giving creators more time to consider their shot composition and less time worrying about battery life.  Further peace of mind is provided by Omnidirectional Sensing and APAS 5.0.  Eight wide-angle vision sensors work seamlessly with a high-performance vision computing engine to precisely sense obstacles in all directions and plan a safe flight route to avoid them.

Waypoint Flight: Automatically plans a flight route based on the user’s preset waypoints and can precisely repeat routes.

You can see a full product breakdown here.

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